London Region

Master Ding Academy HQ Limehouse 5 Branch Road, Limehouse, London London E14 7JU

Full Time Tai Chi Centre

Monday Suitable for all levels    

18:00 - 19:30 

Tuesday Suitable for all levels  

10:30 - 12:30 / 18:00 - 19:30 / 19:30 - 21:00 

Thursday Suitable for all levels

10:30 - 12:30 / 18:00 - 19:30 / 19:30 - 21:00

Friday Advanced Level (invitation only)

18:00 - 21:30

Sunday Suitable for all levels  

10:00 - 12:00

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Master Ding Academy HQ South Woodford 208, Maybank Road, South Woodford, London

Full Time Tai Chi Centre 

Monday     Intermediate Level    18:30 - 20:30       

Tuesday     Suitable for all levels 10:30 - 12:30 / 18:30 - 20:30   

Wednesday   Advanced Level (invitation only)  18:30 - 22:00     

Thursday    Suitable for all levels  10:30 - 12:30 / 18:30 - 20:30 

Saturday    Free MDA  students training practice    7:30 - 9:30      

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MDA Forest Gate The Space East Arch 439 Cramner Road London E7 0LA

Wednesday         10:00 - 11:00

Suitable for students of all levels


Instructor : Gemma Leary

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MDA Hackney 42-44 Brooksby Walk, London E9 6DF

MDA Hackney

Chats Palace Arts Centre,
42-44 Brooksby's Walk, London E9 6DF
Wednesday        10:15 - 11:45
Class starting 13th September 2017
Instructor:  James Mills


MDA Ilford St. Cedd's Hall, Blythswood Road Goodmayes Ilford IG3 8SH

St. Cedd's Hall (First Floor)


19:45 - 20:45     Beginners to Advanced levels

20:45 - 21:15      Tai Chi Applications & Self-Defence                    


Instructor : John Poon

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MDA Ilford RDLAC Albert Rd North Woolwich London, E16 2JB

Community & Outreach Work (London)


Tuesday     11:30 - 12:30

Tai Chi for Health & Balance (All Ages)
Instructor : John Poon
MDA Ilford 58 Hall Lane, Chingford, London, E4 8EU

Community & Outreach Work (London)

Age UK (Chingford, London E4 )

Thursdays     13:00 - 14:00

Tai Chi for Health & Balance (over 50's)
Instructor : John Poon
MDA Ilford Gainsfield Court, 18 Cathall Rd, Leytonstone, London E11 4NS

Community & Outreach Work (London)

Gainsfield Court

Friday     13:00 - 13:50

Tai Chi for Health & Balance (over 50's)
Instructor : John Poon
MDA Stratford Community Centre, Maryland Road (off Leytonstone High Road), Stratford E15 1JT
7.45pm to 8.45pm  Beginner to advance class - Form corrections
8.45pm to 9.15pm  Tai chi applications - Intermediate and Advance
Instructor : Ko Poon
MDA Wanstead Wanstead House Community Association, Wanstead House, 21 The Green, London E11 2NT

Monday    19:30 - 21:00         Suitable for all levels


Instructor : Ken Young

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MDA West London Pocklington Resource Centre, 1C Yukon Road, London SW12 9PZ

Balham Tai Chi Class for People with Sight Loss
15:00 – 16:00 every Thursday
16:00 -  17:00 every Thursday


Instructor : Yuka Donovan

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MDA West London Ixworth Place Community Centre, Ixworth Place, London SW3 3QG

Chelsea Tai Chi Class
18:00 – 19:30 every Tuesday


Instructor : Yuka Donovan

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MDA West London Roehampton Methodist Church, Minstead Gardens, London SW15 4EB

Roehampton Tai Chi Class
11:00 –12:00 every Tuesday
Roehampton Methodist Church, Minstead Gardens, London SW15 4EB


Instructor : Yuka Donovan

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MDA West London Hogarth Health Club, Airedale Avenue, Chiswick, London W4 2NW

Chiswick Tai Chi Class

12:00 – 13:30 every Thursday


Instructor : Yuka Donovan

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Classes across London region

Tai Chi classes are also available in other parts of UK. Click to link to class details.


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Classes in your area

The academy offers tradition, authenticity, depth and excellence at all levels of traditional Tai Chi Chuan training – beginners to advanced

Group Classes

Classes are designed to be fun and we provide a supportive, friendly atmosphere in which to learn. Traditional Tai Chi Chuan for Strong Body Still Mind 

On the course, you will learn the true skills of traditional Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan, including: 

• The principles and concepts that underpin the art 

• The role of internal energy and how to develop and use it 

• How to still the mind

Click on the map above to find your nearest area, class times / location and then contact the instructor to enrol on the next course.

Private Tuition (available with any instructor) 

One-to-one lessons can be helpful if you wish to explore in-depth the advanced aspects of Tai Chi and to progress more quickly. They may also be useful if you can’t get to classes

We hope that you will join us in pursuing excellence in all aspects of the Chinese ancient art of traditional Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan

The format of a class is fun, supportive and informative. It is a mixture of group practice and personal training time, which gives the opportunity for individual attention. You will be given the opportunity to ask questions and most importantly the time to absorb what is being taught. The instructor is there to help you, but you will also be supported by the friendly community of students that are drawn to training Tai Chi Chuan.

Tai Chi is about self development and through regular practice it will reveal more of its treasures. However everyone learns at their own pace and you should adopt a routine that best suits you. This might be attending classes once a week, or practicing for a couple of minutes a day running through the form. With all things, the more effort you can invest, the more you will get out .

Students who have studied elsewhere and would like to continue their study with the Master Ding Academy are most welcome to join. Most students will find that their previous experience will be useful and help them progress quickly. Depending on where they have studied before, the form may need corrections but most students find this a positive experience as it gives them a chance to re-examine the key principles in tai chi.

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Contact an instructor to book your class or find out more about our traditional Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan.